New partnership history data available from Understanding Society

Understanding Society: Marital and Cohabitation Histories, 1991-2015, provides researchers with information about the partnerships of adult respondents in Understanding Society and the British Household Panel Survey.

The new data file contains information about the start and end dates of all cohabitation, marriage and civil partnerships reported by adult respondents in all Understanding Society and British Household Panel Survey samples,  excluding the Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample, up to Wave 6 of Understanding Society. The dataset will benefit researchers investigating partnership formations and dissolutions in the UK by simplifying the tracking of partnership changes in UKHLS and BHPS over time.  

Updated versions of this dataset, which includes information collected in the latest waves, will be available in the January of each year. We welcome feedback on how to improve this and all our other datasets, please contact us if you have suggestions for improvements.

Researchers can access these data via the UK Data Service, Study Number 8473.